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last name

surname (def 1).
Origin of last name
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She says her name is Lilia Santa Clara, but neabody kens whether thats her last name or no.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Ambrose felt almost despairing as he heard in vain the last name.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I believe that this last name is now used by the best-informed naturalists.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • I s'pose, now I'm out workin' for myself, I ought to have a last name.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was a lady there, a heavy-set lady who worked upstairs there whose name is Sarah something, I don't know her last name.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for last name

last name

another term for surname (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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